the opening of Khoury General Hospital, after many hesitations
of other hospitals in the region and the incapability
of the Maalakat governmental hospital to satisfy the need
for a dialysis department, the first ever nephrology department
was created in May 1995 with the help of H.E. Nicolas
Khoury and the only nephrologists in the region, Dr. Joseph
Recently, this center has become
one the most modern in the country. It contains high standard,
exceptional water filtering, reverse osmosis, sterilization.
It all started with nine Gambro AK90 Dialysis machines
chosen for their simple use, their mechanism and their
At first, we served around fifteen patients who were covered
by the many third parties (CNSS, army, etc.). In October
1995, a contract with the Ministry of Health gave the
hospital permission to increase the number of patients
to around 45 including patients with all types of nephrology
The rate of activity stayed the same until 2001, where,
even with the opening of other centers in the region,
there was a demand for more treatments which led to increasing
the number of dialysis machines to fifteen in all and
a capacity of treating over 60 patients.
The center insures a liable treatment which includes a
morning and an afternoon session with all types of emergency
24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
After having renewed all the dialysis machines with new
ones in 2002, we are now proceeding to change the water
treatment to insure bicarbonate fluid for all dialysis.
Within the hospital, the nephrology department works in
close collaboration with all the other departments.
Also the hospital has the capacity to accept new patients
from residents of the region to merely visitors.